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Name Damme, John W., 1885-1919
Born 10/12/1885
Birthplace Talmage, NE
Places of residence Otoe County, NE
Father Damme, J.H.
Mother Holgrewe, Caroline
Notes Death Claims Prominent Talmage Young Man.

It was with profound sorrow that this community learned, last Saturday morning that John Damme, eldest son of Mr. And Mrs. J. H. Danny had died at a hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he went some weeks ago to submit to a surgical operation.

He is survived by the following immediate relatives: His aged grandmother, Mrs. Charlotte Damme; his parents,Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Damme; one sister, Miss Emma Damme; three brothers, Henry,William and Theodore. The death of this estimable young man cast a shadow of gloom and sadness over the entire community. Born and reared here, and among the first to call Talmage the place of their birth, John Damme seemed almost an inseparable part of the town and community. He had been away on various occasions,sometimes for months, but Talmage ever looked upon him as one of its favorite sons, and the community held for him respect and esteem do only unto those who endear themselves in the hearts of their fellow man by upright living kind,kindly consideration of others, fair-mindedness, and genial exemplary attributions through all.

Source: The Talmage Tribune, 14 Mar 1919
Relationships Damme, Henry (brother)
Damme, William (brother)
Damme Theodore (brother)
Wood, Emma Damme (sister)
Damme, Sophie (sister)
Deceased 03/08/1919
Deceased where Rochester, MN

Associated Records

Image of 11744-144 - Quilt, German Evangelical Church, Lorton, NE

11744-144 - Quilt, German Evangelical Church, Lorton, NE

White quilt made up of 25 blocks. The center block depicts a sideview of a church and steeple stitched in red thread. Above the church red lettering reads "Mc Williams Prct. / Otoe County / Lorton Nebr / U.S.A." Beneath the church red lettering reads "Ger. Evang. St. Johannes. 1885." The other 24 blocks of the quilt have 24 signatures stitched in red thread on each. The signatures on each square are arranged in a circular pattern around a central cloud-like shape. The quilt has white backing and self binding.